Calendar for School Year 2016 to 2017

The Department of Education (DepEd) has just released the official calendar for school year 2016 to 2017. The school year 2016-2017 will begin on June 13, and will end on April 7. This school year consists of 202 school days.
Source: Gov.PH

Silip Basura 2012


The Silip Basura 2012 was recently concluded last April 9, 2012 at Barangay Sil-ipon, Libona, Bukidnon. This years theme is "An encounter of head upstream of Cagayan River after Sendong".
The idea of Silip Basura started with an idea of cleaning a place from plastic, a major cause of flood in creeks. By picking plastics and other non-biodegradable materials inculcates the values of local action to contribute to the global desire for a sustainable world. The small band of volunteers choose the Lumad village of Sil-ipon to start the idea. Through the concept of multi-sectoral participation, we work with the Barangay leaders and coordinated with the LGU of Libona for political and policy support. The organizers kept the self-help principle of protecting the environment and not to rely on national government funding. To involve the private groups, the circle of volunteers invited the Xavier University College of Agriculture (XUCA), the Oro Bloggers, TOUCH Foundation and Join Together Society (JTS). The first activity (2011) focused on plastic cleaning. The success of the first activity led to the village ordinance to require all residents to maintain a clean surrounding including the provision of segregation bins in selected areas. In the monitoring done on the performance of the village, the clean and green surrounding was kept for the whole year. In the second year, the SILIP BASURA 2012 would still do random check of plastic garbage but will focus on tree planting. The second year will also highlight the reflection through lectures on the importance of protecting the forest. Sil- ipon hosts the headwater of the Bobonawan River, the biggest tributary of Cagayan River and probably the largest contributor to the Sendong Flood that caused the death and loss of more than 2,000 persons. The goal of SILIP BASURA as an annual gathering is to form values and mindset of caring the divine creation by doing a simple act of picking a plastic wrapper and planting a tree. We hope to replicate to next villages; write a book and teach the next generation of responsible resource stewards. We expect more participants next year and line up more interesting activities such as the rainforest walk with nature and breathing the healing air of Kitanglad at the top of Mindanao. Dodong Borja
Unlike last year, this year it was a 2-Day event. April 8, 2012 volunteers Hike Sil-ipon to Alawon after that they have the “Lantaw sa Kinaiyahan” and do tree planting near the headwater of Bobonawan River together with the indigenous people. At night they had a bonfire program.


On the 2nd day, a short program was conducted at the Barangay Covered Court and then there was an orientation, pick-up of plastics in the community and tree planting. In the afternoon, the following activities was conducted: friendship games, farm technology seminar, puppet show, other competitions. The activities was then culminate with a short evaluation and plan for Silip-Basura3.



Press Release: SingTel Send Donations For Sendong Victims Via Globe Telecom

SingTel donates 500,000 Philippine Pesos to Globe’s disaster relief efforts for Sendong victims


Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), in support of its Philippines associate’s relief efforts for Typhoon Sendong victims, is pledging 500,000 Philippine Pesos to Globe Telecom’s corporate social responsibility programme, Globe Bridging Communities.
The donation will be used to provide relief items, including drinking water and medicines, to families affected by the flash floods and landslides that were triggered by the typhoon.
Ms Aileen Tan, SingTel’s Group Director of Human Resource, said, “We wish to express our condolences for the loss of life and destruction caused by Typhoon Sendong. Together with Globe, our regional mobile associate, we hope to play a part in assisting the Filipinos in their recovery efforts.”
Globe has responded swiftly to the calamity by offering free call and SMS services to victims, as well as setting up internet stations in evacuation centres to help them contact their kin. Globe has pledged approximately 750,000 Philippine Pesos in-kind while its employees donated 250,000 Philippine Pesos to fund on-going relief efforts.
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